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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Nate Jackson, a two-time All-American wrestler at Indiana, a current assistant coach at Princeton wrestling, and a founder and president of the Black Wrestling Association (BWA) .  We spoke with him by phone Thursday. The founding of the Black Wrestling Association is a direct product of the mass anti-racist uprisings in America and the world following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and other Black people. This led...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Nate Jackson, Black Wrestling Association, BWA
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Jul 23, 2020 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Steve Nelson, who fought in and ran the Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation (USWF). In the 1990s, the USWF ran a series of successful events, mainly in Amarillo, Texas, using shoot wrestling rules which allowed open-handed strikes, submissions, kicks, and knees.  Steve Nelson wrestled at Oklahoma State, won two world silver medals in sambo, had a judo background, came from a family of pro wrestlers, and fought in MMA....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Steve Nelson, USWF, sambo, shootfighting, shootwrestling,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Chris Baldwin AKA the Fight Goddess . We spoke with her by phone Thursday. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging and cases of Covid-19 continuing to surge in many places in the U.S., including in Southern California, she has had to change how she conducts personal training. "I had a mobile training business for the last 12 years here in Los Angeles, and that business came to a screeching halt once the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Chris Baldwin, Fight Goddess, pandemic, All Black Lives Matter,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with investigative journalist, academic, consultant, and expert on match-fixing and corruption in international sports, Declan Hill . He is also an associate professor in the Investigations Department at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. The news broke in June that Daniel Kinahan would be playing a...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Declan Hill, Daniel Kinahan, boxing, Tyson Fury, Ireland, organized...
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Rob Koehler, director general of Global Athlete . We spoke with him by phone Thursday. For weeks the International Olympic Committee and its president, Thomas Bach, insisted that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would go on as scheduled starting in July, and even after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11. That only changed on March 24, when the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Rob Koehler, Global Athlete, athletes' rights, coronavirus,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with former kickboxer and current member of the Irish karate team Caradh O'Donovan . We spoke with her by Skype Sunday. With karate being included on the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she had hoped to represent Ireland there. Now, in light of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, she and athletes in all sports and all countries may not be able to realize their dreams of competing in the Olympics. Most Olympic qualifying...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Caradh O'Donovan, karate, kickboxing, coronavirus, COVID-19, Tokyo...
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Mar 5, 2020 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the next round of fights for the top tier of heavyweights. Fresh from being stopped in the seventh round by Tyson Fury in their Feb. 22 rematch, Deontay Wilder has reportedly exercised the clause in the contract for that fight for a third fight between these two to take place. The reported working date is July 18. That pushes back any potential fight between the consensus top two heavyweights, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. And it...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, heavyweight, boxing,...
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Feb 24, 2020 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Tyson Fury's seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder on February 22 in the biggest fight so far of 2020 and for the heavyweight division. Fury is now clearly the consensus top heavyweight in the world. What this fight meant for both fighters and for boxing, as well as what might be and should be next in the unresolved quest to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, are all examined. (Photo of Deontay Wilder vs....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, heavyweight, boxing,...
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Feb 13, 2020 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with boxing analyst Frank Lotierzo. Our discussion focused on the most important fight both in the heavyweight division and in boxing in general this year, the February 22 rematch between undefeated fighters Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. This fight will be shown on pay-per-view and streamed live in several countries, and take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We spoke with Frank Lotierzo by phone...
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Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight, boxing, Frank Lotierzo,...
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Changhee Han. who is the Programme Specialist in charge of the 2nd African Regional Martial Arts Congress and the 3rd Martial Arts Open School Project in 2019, which were organized by UNESCO's International Centre of Martial Arts. . We spoke with him by Skype Friday. The 2nd African Regional Martial Arts Congress was held September 25-26, 2019, in Accra, Ghana. The first of these congresses was held in 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, and...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Changhee Han, African Regional Martial Arts Congress, UNESCO,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Maxwell Kalu, founder and CEO of the African Warriors Fighting Championship . We spoke with him by Skype Friday. The African Warriors Fighting Championship made its debut in 2019 with three events, all in Nigeria, featuring traditional wrestling and Dambe, a style of boxing popular in West Africa. "It's been a real ride," he said. "I have to remind myself every now and again that's it's not even been a...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Maxwell Kalu, African Warriors Fighting Championship, Dambe,...
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Jan 19, 2020 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our correspondent Chris Baldwin . She was at this past Monday's press conference in Los Angeles for the rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) and Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs). Their first fight, in Dec. 2018, ended in a controversial split draw, with most observers saying that Fury deserved the win. The rematch is scheduled to take place Feb. 22, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Chris Baldwin, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Andy...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with former kickboxer and current member of the Irish karate team Caradh O'Donovan . She is also a member of the start-up group of the new international athlete-led movement Global Athlete . We spoke with her by Skype Thursday. Previously an amateur kickboxing world and European champion, Caradh O'Donovan recently made the transition to karate, and has become an Irish national karate champion. With karate being included on the program...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Caradh O'Donovan, karate, kickboxing, Global Athlete
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Dec 30, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the rematch between unbeaten top heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, which is scheduled to take place February 22, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Topics include the significance of this fight, why this is a great gamble for both fighters, what to expect and not expect in this rematch of their controversial December 2018 split draw, the late announcement of this fight, what the future may hold for both fighters depending on...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight boxing
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Rob Koehler, director general of Global Athlete . A former World Anti-Doping Agency deputy director general, Rob Koehler is leading this "international athlete-led movement that will inspire and lead positive change in world sport, and collectively address the balance of power between athletes and administrators," according to its web site. We spoke with him by phone Monday. While he agreed that Global Athlete is an...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Rob Koehler, Global Athlete, athletes' rights, Russian doping...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses this past Saturday's rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, won by Wilder with a one-punch knockout near the end of round seven. The topics include what this all says about Wilder, what his future may be, how this affects the future of the heavyweight division and the quest to establish an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and much...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Luis King Kong Ortiz, heavyweight, unification,...
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Nov 19, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the upcoming rematch between WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) and challenger Luis "King Kong" Ortiz (31-1, 2 ND, 26 KOs). This takes place Saturday, November 23, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will be shown in the U.S. on Fox pay-per-view and in the U.K. on Sky Sports. Their first fight took place March 3, 2018, in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In what had been an exciting and close fight,...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Luis King Kong Ortiz, heavyweight, boxing, rematch
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Nov 10, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Balogun Ojetade, the founder, director, and master instructor of the Afrikan Martial Arts Institute . Our main topic was an event scheduled for next year, on October 9-11, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia, called WarriorCon . We spoke with Balogun Ojetade by phone Wednesday. "WarriorCon is a convention that is comprised of panel discussions and workshops, and features the indigenous martial arts of Africa, the Caribbean,...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Balogun Ojetade, Africa, African-American, Caribbean, indigenous,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the November 2 fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev, and the ill-conceived decision by streaming service DAZN to delay its start until after a UFC event on another platform was completed. This outraged many in boxing, as the Canelo-Kovalev fight only started after 1 AM Eastern Time. Also discussed are how this was a gross insult to the core audience of boxing fans DAZN has built in the U.S. for the past...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Saul Canelo Alvarez, Sergey Kovalev, boxing, DAZN. streaming
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Oct 23, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Wise Morrow, one of the founders of 52 Blocks ATL . There is a revival of interest in the fighting techniques known as 52 Blocks, and we discussed exactly what it is and what those teaching it have planned. We spoke with Wise Morrow, who is now based in the Atlanta area, by phone Tuesday. "52 Blocks is an African-American art form," he said.  "When we fought in our neighborhoods as young boys, it's about our...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Wise Morrow, 52 Blocks, Atlanta, martial arts, African-American,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Maxwell Kalu, founder and CEO of the African Warriors Fighting Championship . The African Warriors Fighting Championship is Africa's first multidisciplinary fighting organization and features competition in the indigenous African styles of combat sports Dambe, which is a form of boxing popular in West Africa, and traditional wrestling. They held their second and largest event yet, "The Battle for Lagos", on...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Maxwell Kalu, African Warriors Fighting Championship, Dambe,...
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Sep 26, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist Mahaliel Bethea AKA Professor Mo AKA Sensei Mo . Our main topic was the urban self-defense system known as 52 Blocks . We spoke with him by phone Wednesday. 52 Blocks, he said, is an "urban self-defense system, because it's not a traditional martial art. Some people connect it with prison, and the researchers really connect it all the way from Africa. And because of mass incarceration obviously,...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Mahaliel Bethea, Professor Mo, Sensei Mo, 52 Blocks, self-defense,...
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Sep 26, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist Mahaliel Bethea AKA Professor Mo AKA Sensei Mo . Our main topic was the urban self-defense system known as 52 Blocks . We spoke with him by phone Wednesday. 52 Blocks, he said, is an "urban self-defense system, because it's not a traditional martial art. Some people connect it with prison, and the researchers really connect it all the way from Africa. And because of mass incarceration obviously,...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Mahaliel Bethea, Professor Mo, Sensei Mo, 52 Blocks, self-defense,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Jens Sejer Andersen, the international director of Play the Game . This year's conference, the 11th of Play the Game's biannual events, will be the first one taking place outside Europe and in the U.S. It will take place October 13-16, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs.  This is THE major world event advocating sport reform. More details on the conference can be...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Jens Sejer Andersen, Play the Game, corruption, IOC, athlete...
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Sep 9, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Bob Carson . We attended this past Thursday's Ruiz-Joshua 2 press conference in New York, and had a lengthy discussion right after it about the fight itself, the media, the controversy about staging the fight in Saudi Arabia, and much more. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is sponsored by: The Catch Wrestling...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Bob Carson, Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz, Saudi Arabia,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with lightweight contender Devin Haney, heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz's trainer Manny Robles, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, and DAZN executive Joe Markowski. On September 13 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) will fight Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs) for what is now being billed as the WBC interim lightweight title. The 20-year-old Haney is regarded by many as one of the rising stars of...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Devin Haney, Manny Robles, Eddie Hearn, Joe Markowski, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz,...
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Aug 30, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Maxwell Kalu, founder and CEO of the African Warriors Fighting Championship . The African Warriors Fighting Championship is Africa's first multidisciplinary fighting organization. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, the African Warriors Fighting Championship showcases warriors competing in indigenous African styles of combat sports such as Dambe, which is a form of boxing popular in West Africa, and traditional wrestling. After a debut...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Maxwell Kalu, African Warriors Fighting Championship, Dambe,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the major heavyweight fights which may or may not take place by the end of this year, and the dimming prospects for there being a heavyweight title unification any time soon. The self-proclaimed lineal champion, Tyson Fury, is slated to fight Sept. 14 against little-known Otto Wallin. Unified WBA-IBF-WBO champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua are scheduled to have their rematch Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia. And WBC champion Deontay...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr., Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder,...
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Aug 2, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reposts what was the first preview show of No Holds Barred, and featured interviews about and from the World Sumo Challenge. This event originally took place October 22, 2005, at Madison Square Garden, and was shown on tape delay on ESPN2 that December. The original No Holds Barred show on this event was posted on December 27, 2005. This new edition of No Holds Barred adds at the beginning of the show commentary on why this venture failed...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, ESPN, Ocho, World Sumo Challenge, wrestling
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Matthew Gelfand, an instructor and coach at Shuai Jiao Evolution . Based in New York, he will be traveling to California this coming weekend for the 2019 TCAAT Shuaijiao Tournament of the San Francisco Bay Area . Hosted by USA Shuaijiao, this tournament will take place Saturday, July 13, at Cupertino High School, 10100 Finch Ave., Cupertino, California 95014. We spoke with him by phone Sunday. Shuai Jiao, the Chinese traditional...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Matthew Gelfand Shuai Jiao, Chinese wrestling, martial arts, China
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews the two middleweight title fights taking place Saturday, June 29.  On that date, WBO belt holder Demetrius Andrade fights Maciej Sulecki at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This will headline a card shown live on DAZN in the U.S. and on Sky Sports in the U.K. Also on that date, interim WBC belt holder Jermall Charlo fights Brandon Adams at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. This will headline a PBC card shown...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Demetrius Andrade, Maciej Sulecki, Jermall Charlo, Brandon Adams,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the upcoming June 15 fight between heavyweights Tyson Fury of the U.K. (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Tom Schwarz of Germany (24-0, 16 KOs). This fight headlines a card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be shown live in the U.S. on the ESPN+ app and in the U.K. on pay-per-view on BT Sport Box Office. Among the topics are why this fight is happening now, how it reflects the needs and plans of ESPN and Fury's...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the upset TKO victory by Andy Ruiz Jr. over Anthony Joshua Saturday, June 1, at Madison Square Garden, to capture three of the four major heavyweight belts. Many mysteries remain as to why this upset occurred, and these as well as what may happen next and what this means for the future of the heavyweight division are explored, plus much more. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA.)  The No Holds Barred theme song is called...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz,...
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May 23, 2019 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman busts up the many myths being peddled in the media about how Deontay Wilder's knockout performance against the hapless Dominic Breazeale this past Saturday, May 18, made him into some type of major star. Also discussed is the future of the heavyweight division, the upcoming fight on June 1 of unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz Jr., and much more. (Photo of Deontay Wilder vs. Dominic Breazeale from Ryan Hafey,...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Andy...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with lifelong martial artist, former UFC and Battlecade Extreme Fighting matchmaker, TV commentator, and our senior correspondent, John Perretti . His long-awaited autobiography and memoir has recently been released. It is called The Origin Of A Species and Mixed Martial Arts . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. This book covers so many topics and so much territory that we had to limit our discussion, which for this show...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, John Perretti, mixed martial arts, MMA, UFC, Battlecade Extreme...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman comments on the fallout from Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller's reported positive PED test, previews the April 27 Regis Prograis-Kiryl Relikh World Boxing Super Series 140-pound tournament semifinal fight, speaks with amateur boxer Bruce Carrington, discusses the many woes from one of the worst weekends in televised boxing, and once again calls out the destructive role being played by the many mutually exclusive TV and streaming deals...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Regis Prograis, Bruce Carrington, Jarrell Big Baby, Anthony Joshua,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer women's middleweight unification fight. On Saturday, April 13, the 24-year-old Shields (8-0, 2 KOs) of Flint, Michigan, USA, who holds the IBF, WBA, and WBC belts, faces the 28-year-old Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) of Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, who holds the WBO belt and is the WBC "Champion in Recess", never having lost that belt. The winner will be recognized as the undisputed...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer, Jill Diamond, Kristal Hart,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the new Tyson Fury-ESPN-Top Rank agreement, what it says about and means for boxing and its TV and streaming deals, why not to expect the Fury-Wilder rematch any time soon, and why now the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden between WBA super, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua of the U.K. (22-0, 21 KOs) and challenger Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller of the U.S. (23-0-1, 20 KOs), which will be on DAZN in the U.S....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Big Baby Miller, Tyson Fury, Deontay...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the second part of our two-part interview with former MMA fighter and pro wrestler Angel Amoroso . We spoke with her Sunday, January 27, in New York.  In part two of this interview, we discussed: more on the early history of women's MMA; the role of pioneer fighter Becky Levi; working together on the wrestling scenes in the fantasy short film "Marquis de Slime"; dominatrix wrestling at the old Hellfire Club in New York...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Angel Amoroso, MMA, pro wrestling
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with former MMA fighter and pro wrestler Angel Amoroso . We spoke with her Sunday in New York. This is the first of a two-part interview. Angel Amoroso is one of first people I interviewed in person, sometime in the early 1990s at a time neither of us can recall. She was then performing in ECW pro wrestling, but it was not long after that both of us exited that scene. She would then continue as a mixed martial arts fighter, as well as...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Angel Amoroso, MMA, pro wrestling
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the upcoming fights with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, and Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finalists Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko. Also discussed is the latest development in the Russian state-sponsored doping scandal and how the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is handling it. For an analysis of Saturday's Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner fight, make sure to read my debut article on Hannibal Boxing, called The Long Con:...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Keith Thurman, Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko, Hannibal Boxing,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . It was just announced that they are starting a new interactive, online venture, the Catch Wrestling Alliance Academy . We spoke with him by phone Friday. "For the longest time now, people comment on our videos. They send emails. They're asking for DVDs or places that they can learn. I'm sure that's the most common thing, where someone in some remote part of the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, Catch Wrestling Alliance Academy, China
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Dec 27, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the prospects in 2019 for a heavyweight title unification fight between WBA-IBF-WBO champ Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) and WBC champ Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), as well as a rematch between Wilder and Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs), who fought December 1 to a highly criticized split draw decision. That fight is analyzed, options and obstacles facing all three fighters' next fights are discussed, and much more. (Photo of Wilder vs....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight, boxing,...
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Nov 28, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the heavyweight title fight coming up this Saturday, December 1, between WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder, with a record of 40-0 and 39 KOs, and former unified champion Tyson Fury, with a record of 27-0 and 19 KOs. This takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be shown on Showtime pay-per-view in the U.S. and BT Sport Box Office in the U.K. and Ireland. In reality, this fight is overhyped, overrated, and...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight, boxing
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke Lavell Marshall . While proficient in many types of martial arts, he mainly focuses as a trainer and competitor in Shuai Jiao, the Chinese traditional style of wrestling. We spoke with him Sunday, right after a seminar he conducted in New York. There are several different styles and rulesets of Shuai Jiao, although in general it is all standup wrestling with no groundwork or par terre. Although some styles include striking and joint...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Lavell Marshall, Shaolin, Shuai Jiao, Chinese wrestling, China,...
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Oct 29, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the international media conference call featuring MMA fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, who just signed with ONE Championship following an unofficial "trade" from his previous organization. He was the first UFC flyweight champion, holds the record for the most number of UFC title defenses, and was undefeated for seven years before dropping a close split decision in August. He is regarded as one of the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Demetrious Johnson, Mighty Mouse, ONE ChampionshipChatri...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews the October 27 fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight belt. This fight takes place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and will headline a card shown in the U.S. on HBO on its next-to-last boxing telecast. We spoke with Daniel Jacobs, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and promoters Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella on this week's media conference call about this fight. We also discussed the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Daniel Jacobs, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Saul Canelo Alvarez, Gennady...
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Oct 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the international media conference call for the ONE: Heart Of The Lion card. This call took place Thursday (Wednesday in the U.S.) to preview this show, which takes place Friday, November 9, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. In the main event of this card, ONE women's strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her title against ONE women's atomweight champion Angela Lee of Singapore, who is moving up in...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, Xiong Jing Nan, Angela Lee,...
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Oct 11, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the recent fights of top ten pound-for-pound fighters Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford, who both formerly fought on HBO in the U.S., as well as the critical success of the World Boxing Super Series. Also previewed is Crawford's next fight, on October 13 against Jose Benavidez Jr., which will air on ESPN in the U.S. We spoke with Crawford on last week's media conference call. (Photo of Naoya Inoue knockout of Juan Carlos Payano by...
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Sep 20, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents a two-part, multimedia show and analysis. The written part of the show has an analysis of the Canelo-Golovkin rematch, the emergence of DAZN in the U.S., the PBC deals with Showtime and Fox, the international stardom of Anthony Joshua, and more. It can be read on the No Holds Barred site here . The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, boxing, PBC, DAZN
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with investigative journalist, academic, consultant, and expert on match-fixing and corruption in international sports, Declan Hill . He has just started a new teaching position as an associate professor in the Investigations Department at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. This unique position, which he calls a "professor of...
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Sep 12, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. This week he will be traveling to Singapore to conduct seminars on the takedowns and submissions of catch wrestling, and also sanda. The submission series seminar is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, and the takedown series seminar for Saturday, September 23. Details can be gotten from the Kapap Academy Singapore . Organizing such...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist and catch wrestler Qin Yunquan, who is the CEO, co-founder, and chief instructor for women's and children's self-defense at the Kapap Academy Singapore . We spoke with her by Skype Tuesday. The activities of Qin Yunquan, particularly in the area of teaching self-defense, have been getting widespread coverage in the Asian mainstream media, which reaches an enormous number of people on that continent and...
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Aug 28, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the sensational performance by Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe, who made the first successful defense of his WBO 122-pound belt this past Saturday with a first-round TKO of Hidenori Otake, who had never been stopped before. Now with a record of 20-0 with 14 KOs, including two knockout wins this year alone, and an appealing aggressive style, and a bubbling personality, the 23-year-old Dogboe should be one of boxing's stars by now. But...
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Aug 23, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the return to the ring of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who easily outpointed journeyman Francesco Pianeta this past Saturday at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Right after the fight, as expected, it was announced that he would be fighting WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder at an unspecified date and location later this year. Discussed are Fury's comeback so far, how such a fight with Wilder might look, both...
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Aug 1, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with catch wrestler Curran "The Giant Slayer" Jacobs . On July 14, Curran Jacobs competed in the eight-man Snake Pit USA catch wrestling tournament in Hamilton, New Jersey. Facing three talented and heavier opponents in three grueling matches, he defeated Johnny Buck, then Erik Hammer, and lastly Brandon Ruiz in the finals, all by rear naked choke submission. He wrestled about an hour and a half that night, with...
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Jul 25, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie. Although he is now 51 years old, Renzo Gracie is still fighting. His next competition will be an MMA fight against another veteran, Yuki Kondo of Japan. This will take place on the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS card put on by ONE Championship, on Friday, July 27, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila, Philippines. ONE: REIGN OF KINGS will be shown on many TV networks around...
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Jul 24, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Katie Taylor, and our media colleague Kristal Hart of the "Kristal Hart Show" at last Tuesday's New York media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN. The 28-year-old unified heavyweight champion Joshua from the U.K., with a record of 21-0 with 20 KOs, fights Povetkin September 22 in London on a card shown in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office and in the U.S. as...
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Jul 22, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Scott Coker, president of Bellator MMA. We spoke with him at the media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN, which took place in New York Tuesday. Bellator will provide an important part of DAZN's programming, which in the U.S. at first will feature the combat sports of boxing and MMA. With DAZN launching September 10, their first live show will be on September 22, and headlined by the heavyweight boxing...
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Jul 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with James Rushton, the CEO of the DAZN sports streaming media company. This week it was announced that DAZN, which is already in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada, and will soon launch in Italy, would be starting its OTT (over-the-top) streaming service in the U.S. on September 10. The first live offering will be the September 22 card headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Friday. There is a lot happening in the coming weeks in catch wrestling, including a tribute to Joe Stecher, who was a world heavyweight wrestling champion in the days before professional catch wrestling ceased to be a sport. This event is called "Joe Stecher Days" and takes place July 14-15 in the village of Dodge, Nebraska, Stecher's...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.'s one-round massacre on June 16 of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo, the potential for a unification fight with WBO champ Terence Crawford, how boxing's fragmented promotional structure is holding back such a highly desirable fight, and much, much more. (Photo of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo by Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the victories Saturday, June 9, by heavyweight Tyson Fury, welterweight Terence Crawford, and featherweight Leo Santa Cruz. But what happened in these fights meant different things for these fighters and for their fates and futures. That is what is explored and analyzed, as well as who gained and lost what from these fights, and what should be next for each of them. (Photo of Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares from Stephanie...
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Jun 8, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, who have their long-awaited rematch Saturday, June 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In their first fight, on August 29, 2015, also in the same building, Santa Cruz, who won by majority decision, and Mares threw a total of over 2000 punches. This rematch will also be contested at featherweight. It will be shown live in the U.S. on Showtime. We spoke with both Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares...
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May 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the captain of the 2011 Michigan State University wrestling team and current undefeated catch wrestler, Curran Jacobs . We spoke with him by phone Thursday. After recently graduating from Michigan State University with a master's degree in acting, Curran Jacobs will be returning to the mat to compete in several events. First up will be an eight-man catch wrestling tournament on July 14 organized by the Snake Pit U.S.A....
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May 15, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Dr. Margaret Goodman, a neurologist, the former chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the president and board chairman of VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association . We spoke with her Saturday in New York. "The best aspect of what VADA has accomplished is education," she said. "The fans are much more educated. I think the fighters are getting much more...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the new deal reported to be for one billion U.S. dollars between Matchroom Boxing and the Perform Group, the parent company of the sports streaming service DAZN. 32 Matchroom shows will be streamed live in the U.S. exclusively on DAZN, beginning in September. They claim this will change boxing in the U.S. and around the world. But can it succeed? The kickoff event for this new venture took place Thursday in New York. To discuss...
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May 10, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the writer, web show host, MMA fighter, and wrestler, Antonio Graceffo . Our main topic was kushti wrestling, the traditional style of wrestling in India which remains one of the most popular in the world, but which is little known outside that region. We spoke with him by phone Wednesday. In India, there are many combat sports, including a Pro Wrestling League which runs real matches and is televised, featuring top...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents Monday's telephone press conference held by the lawyers for Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, who became a key whistleblower exposing Russia's state-sponsored doping program for Olympic and other elite athletes. The main speakers, both representing Dr. Rodchenkov, were attorneys Jim Walden of Walden Macht & Haran, and Derek Borchardt of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. This...
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Apr 25, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Daniel Jacobs, Maciej Sulecki, and Johann Duhaupas. On April 28, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel Jacobs of Brooklyn (33-2, 29 KOs) will fight the undefeated Maciej Sulecki of Poland (26-0, 10 KOs) in a WBA middleweight title eliminator. Also on that card will be a WBA heavyweight title eliminator between unbeaten contender Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller of Brooklyn (20-0-1,18 KOs) and former title...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Monday. Based in Los Angeles, in March Raul traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. There the Catch Wrestling Alliance had a booth at the WIN Memorabilia Show, and he met and talked with numerous people of all ages from the wrestling community about catch wrestling. "It's always really great to go...
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Apr 8, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with karate instructor and fighter Elhadji Gaye Ndour . He will be fighting in the main event on April 26 of the debut show of the new professional full contact karate league, Karate Combat . We spoke with him by phone Saturday. Originally from Senegal and now living in Long Island, New York, he has been nicknamed "Black Magic" and has fought in numerous amateur sport karate events around the world. But he noted that in some...
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Apr 5, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Arthur Andre, head of operations, and Maher Aseeri, head of the referee committee, of Grapple Asia . Established in 2014 and based in Singapore, Grapple Asia has hosted numerous grappling competitions under varying rulesets, including the first-ever ADCC event in Singapore, the ADCC Singapore Open 2018 on March 10. We spoke with them by Skype Tuesday. "We are grapplers organizing and helping out the grapplers in the...
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Apr 3, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with grappler Tom Maenurm of Team Scardovelli in Italy. We spoke with him by Skype Thursday. His path to competing in ADCC events did not begin with grappling, but MMA. "With MMA, of course, I had to do some ground work and jiu-jitsu, and I started to like it very much," he said. After achieving success in MMA by grappling, he decided it was grappling he liked better. "So, I stopped doing MMA and I started dedicating...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague, correspondent, and the award-winning boxing writer, Charles Farrell . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. Our main topic was the biggest fight of the year so far, the heavyweight title unification fight taking place this Saturday, March 31, between the two undefeated belt holders Anthony Joshua of the U.K. and Joseph Parker of New Zealand. The 28-year-old Joshua is the IBF and WBA champ and has a record...
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Mar 21, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the 2018 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships finals and the Top Rank boxing shows, which aired at the same time in the U.S. this past Saturday, March 17. While the wrestling was on ESPN2 and the boxing on ESPN, it was the wrestling which did better in the head-to-head TV ratings. The focus is on what this means for both of these combat sports as they each decline. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist",...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the complete audio from the March 15 ONE Championship conference call. Speaking on that call were: Angela Lee - ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Mei Yamaguchi - ONE world title challenger Chatri Sityodtong - Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship On May 6, 2016, Angela Lee defeated Mei Yamaguchi by unanimous decision in a close and exciting fight. This was also the only professional MMA fight that the unbeaten Angela Lee did not...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses this coming Saturday's fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder, 39-0 with 38 KOs, and the challenger, Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be televised live in the U.S. on Showtime and in the U.K. on Sky Sports, but, as is explained, may be more suitable for a series called Showtime Championship Wrestling. (Photo of Wilder and Ortiz by Douglas DeFelice, Premier...
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Feb 20, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the complete and unedited audio from Tuesday's wild media conference call between unbeaten heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz. The WBC champ Wilder, 39-0 with 38 KOs, and the challenger Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, will fight March 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a fight which will be televised live in the U.S. on Showtime and in the U.K. on Sky Sports. As it progressed, or maybe...
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Feb 15, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist and catch wrestler Qin Yunquan, who is the CEO, co-founder, and chief instructor for women's and children's self-defense at the Kapap Academy Singapore . We spoke with her by Skype Wednesday. While providing training in martial arts and combat sports, including catch wrestling, she has gotten both national and international recognition for her work teaching self-defense classes to women and girls....
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with human right activist Malaak Shabazz, who is the youngest daughter of Malcolm X. With February being designated Black History Month, she has been traveling to many events which have provided information and analysis on the life and times of her father. She has just returned home to New York from Washington, D.C., from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, where there was a screening...
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Jan 26, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We focused on the plans for catch wrestling for 2018. We spoke with Raul Ramirez by phone Thursday. This year, a key part of the plan is for "a lot more outreach, but then also trying to get more youth involved, but not exactly in pure catch-as-catch can with all the really painful submission holds," he said. "Traditionally it was always seen as something a...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the "Black Fist Self-Defense Project", a Russian troll operation which paid for self-defense classes to be held in the Black community in America in 2017. Explained are the background to their engaging legitimate and unknowing people in this scam, the objectives of the Russian trolls, and how this was part of a broader campaign that was Russia's failed version of COINTELPRO, the notorious program of the American FBI to...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with writer, activist, and athlete Gabriel Kuhn . He is the author of several books, including two which we discussed: Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a Militant Working-Class Culture and Playing as if the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports . We spoke with him Wednesday. Among the accomplishments of the past that have all but been buried in history are the existence of mass workers' sports...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with former boxer, kickboxer, and MMA fighter, and current trainer, nutritionist, and activist, Omowale Adewale . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. The December 14 episode of late-night hit TV show "The Rundown with Robin Thede", shown on BET in the U.S., had a feature on a Russian troll operation known as "Black Fist". We discussed this with Omowale, how they tricked him into being associated with it (and how I...
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Dec 18, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with wrestling historian and author Mike Chapman . It is now 100 years since the passing of Frank Gotch of Humboldt, Iowa, who was the professional wrestling heavyweight champion of the world from 1908 to 1913, at a time when pro wrestling was largely a real sport. His style was known as catch-as-catch-can wrestling, or simply catch wrestling, where matches were won by pin or submission. But along with his death, real...
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Dec 11, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the controversy from the ending of Saturday's Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, where Rigondeaux decided not to come out for the seventh round, citing an injury to his left hand. The whole issue of quitting in boxing is discussed and why in this and other cases it should not be opposed. Also discussed are the disgusting attacks on Rigondeaux from some alleged boxing "writers", why the standard of "going...
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Dec 4, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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No Holds Barred: How I Crush The December Blues On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses how to crush the December blues, no holds barred style. Among the topics discussed are how and why for many people December is the most alienating time of the year; the season of flagrant commercialism disguised as holidays; Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Sadam Ali fight at Madison Square Garden; this coming Saturday's Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, also at Madison Square...
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Nov 21, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, co-director of the organizing department at Color of Change . Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S. To support the growing number of athletes in the U.S. who are part of a movement calling for racial justice and an end to police violence, they have designated November as Athletes and Activism Month . We spoke with Jade Magnus Ogunnaike by phone Monday. Much of what is...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Jens Sejer Andersen, the international director of Play the Game . Play the Game is an international conference and communication initiative aiming to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and promote democracy, transparency, and freedom of expression in sport. Their biannual international conference, Play the Game 2017, will take place 26-30 November at the Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven in Eindhoven, Netherlands....
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Nov 9, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Anthony Joshua's tenth-round TKO victory over Carlos Takam on October 28, and the controversies it caused regarding the fast stoppage and Joshua's less-than-stellar performance. Next in an unofficial trilogy of top heavyweight fights will be WBC champion Deontay Wilder's rematch with Bermane Stiverne this Saturday, November 4. Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts, Stiverne being his lone opponent not stopped within the distance. This...
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Oct 24, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the fight between IBF and WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs). This fight takes place Saturday, October 28, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, with an expected crowd of between 70,000 and 80,000. It will be shown live in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office, in the U.S. on Showtime, in many countries in Africa on Kwesé Free Sports, and in many other...
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Oct 14, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with MMA legend Frank Shamrock . Now 44 and retired as a fighter for many years, he will be returning to competition at the Rizin Fighting World Grand-Prix 2017 Autumn this Sunday, October 15. This match, however, will not be an MMA fight, but a submission-only grappling rules match with a ten-minute time limit. His opponent will be another MMA legend, but someone whom he never fought in MMA, the 48-year-old Kazushi...
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Oct 9, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses some of the latest trickeration and treats in boxing, including theories why the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz fight was never meant to take place, and how the rematch between Wilder and Bermane Stiverne, whom Wilder defeated in 2015, was the plan all along. Also examined are the many misconceptions and mountain of misinformation and disinformation which had been spread about anti-doping procedures and why Ortiz was legitimately...
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Oct 2, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses why the Nov. 4 heavyweight title fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz will apparently not take place due to a positive PED test for Ortiz. Discussed is what we know so far, how taking a medication which contained substances prohibited by anti-doping organizations led to this, the failure of Ortiz's team to list this on the forms they submitted or apply for a therapeutic use exemption, the...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the Nov. 4 heavyweight title fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, the controversial draw in the Gennady "GGG" Golovkin-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight, and what these all say about the business of boxing and its history of trickeration. (Photo of Golovkin and Canelo courtesy of HBO/Ed Mulholland.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Luis King Kong Ortiz, Saul Canelo Alvarez, Gennady...
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the September 14 international media conference call hosted by ONE Championship. This call was to publicize their return to their home base of Singapore with a major show called ONE: Immortal Pursuit. On the call were: Angela Lee - ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Mei Yamaguchi - ONE world title challenger Ben Askren - ONE Welterweight World Champion Shinya Aoki - Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Chatri Sityodtongâ -...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Angela Lee, Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Mei Yamaguchi, Chatri...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague and correspondent Kid Peligro . Our main topic was the 2017 ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Fighting World Championship, which will be held Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, at the Espoo Metro Areena in Espoo, Finland. It is the most important and prestigious grappling tournament in the world, and as always will feature competition in no-gi grappling. There will be tournaments held...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Abu Dhabi, ADCC, BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Finland, no-gi,...